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Thrifty Carmel Reviews

Car rental rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 2 ratings


"Thrifty is the best"

(Reviewed on August 15, 2015 )


"While rate was excellent, the "special" was a very nice truck which while appreciated consumed more gas than I would have liked"

(Reviewed on June 02, 2014 )

Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Thrifty Car Rentals in Carmel: What you need to know

There are so many neighborhoods in Indianapolis that are worth exploring, you will wish for a ride to check out everything there is to do around the area. Local buses, while inexpensive, may not drive you to right where you need to go. Ridesharing, like Uber or Lyft, is convenient, but you'd be surprised by which places they don't serve. Additionally, the cost of going from here to there can really add up.

If you want the convenience to go where you need to at a fantastic price, then you are in the right place. Thrifty is one of the many great rental car businesses we work with to not only get you the auto you desire for your business trip, but also the best price. Thrifty is well-known for their track record in supplying visitors with the best vehicles.

Frequently asked questions

How do I find the best prices on a Carmel Thrifty rental car?

We always tries to get you the best rate. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
  • Determine what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

A bit of knowledge can go a long way to lower your rate.

Which forms of identification should I bring when I get my rental car in Carmel?

You will need to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

How old do I have to be to rent a car?

Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Thrifty's policies to find out what the total cost is for you.

Is there a particular vehicle I should rent for my trip?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Carmel. If you are having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
PremiumIf you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to CarmelInfiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar
SUVFamily vacations where you need the extra roomDodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarCouple or two friends heading to the beach and backToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

Does the U.S. of A require car insurance?

When driving in Carmel or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Thrifty requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with Thrifty. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with during checkout.

The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Indianapolis.

Does Thrifty require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

Thrifty, like many other rental car companies, requires a deposit when you make your reservation. The deposit can vary greatly depending on the size of the car. Furthermore, be sure there is enough available on your credit card to lay down the deposit.

Do I have to return my Thrifty rental with a full tank?

Thrifty and most other suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At, we encourage returning the car topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before returning the car rental to Thrifty.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Carmel?

Most suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you want to ensure it is part of the bundle that you are purchasing. It's important to think about how much driving you will be doing on your trip to Carmel. You don't want to be surprised with any overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so be certain you read the supplier's policy. You may want to have unlimited miles if you're planning to see what else Indianapolis has to offer, or even the United States.

What is there to do around Carmel?

Once you've checked out Carmel, you'll be happy that you have your own car. You may want to bring your golf clubs. There are eight golf courses in Indianapolis. Want to work on your putting? Check out:

  • Plum Creek Country Club
  • Brookshire Golf Club
  • Twin Lakes Golf Club
  • Woodland Country Club

Indiana has lots of things to do for tourists and locals alike. You may just have to get into your rental car and discover what is else is in the region.

Book Today for Great Rates

With so much to do and see in Indianapolis, having access to a car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of the U.S. of A, you can go when you want, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or hail a taxi.

Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Carmel rent-a-car and visit all the must-see sights. Book with and hit the highway in Indianapolis, Indiana.